The Thesis weighed from kilos for smaller engined versions to kilos, as in the 3. By way of comparison, the Mercedes S weighed less, having 30 kilos fewer to drag along. Servos even operate the front head restraints.
Sparely deployed wood, cream-faced instruments and richly upholstered seats make this Lancia a car you want to get in as do the heated and cooled massage seats that can be optionally installed front and rear.
It swallows big lumps, whatever your speed. Slide of Disappointment That might sound a ludicrously arcane basis on which to judge a car, but the aura of mild flimsiness provoked by this flaw was one I hoped this more substantially assembled Lancia would be free of.
Independent multilink suspension, coil springs with telescopic Skyhook adaptive damping, torsion bar. When shaping the bodysides I presume the designers were hoping for cool restraint but instead achieved banality.
Bad surfaces are simply ignored by the Thesis while changes in direction do not provoke annoying body roll. This is a tight ship . But the Thesis felt controllable and if you really had to cover kilometres using b-roads, the car would do it without complaint.
You are one of a constant stream of daily visitors to this page so share your views with your fellow Lancia enthusiasts. Which is a pity. Thanks for calling by! The interior is well sculpted and classic without being too retro.
The centre console features the display and buttons for the climate control so while the driver might require 17 degrees, passengers can opt for more or fewer independently.
Did you find out what you wanted to know? Given that the Thesis was intended more for comfort than handling the selected arrangement is, objectively, a rational one. Slide of Mild yearning A couple of years later I got to actually drive a Thesis, and discovered a car not much more able in the bend-bashing department.
Given that the Thesis is smaller in most dimensions than an S, it was thus a conspicuously dense machine. The car looks slightly too short which is a huge pity as the car is in fact, actually very big indeed. The construction of the Thesis was fairly conventional: All the panels were joined tightly and the vehicle was well surfaced, apart from an odd depression where the wing to bonnet valley fades into the plastic bumper.
Whilst the chassis and power train of the Thesis were quite conventional, Lancia was in some sense leading the way by encrusting the mechanicals with a dizzying superabundance of extra equipment, digital trinkets and electric novelties, more than one could list fully in the space allowed.
When confronted with a sharp corner, it was best to brake, turn and accelerate again. It is even charming in many of its details.
Both the grille and the headlamps are set amidst quite large expanses of unadorned metal work. It is an effect very, very different from the cold, hardness achieved by Mercedes and Lexus. The Skyhook suspension coupled with the sheer weight of the car do a remarkable job at smothering bumps and potholes.
The theme then was of evocative classicism underpinned by the latest in automotive technology.
This in itself is a wonderfully unnecessary refinement and speaks volumes about the painstaking efforts to create a truly luxurious saloon. At the same time, the steering had no positive character either, being more a collection of elegant neutralities.
Being mm long and having a front drive format meant the passenger compartment was spacious, with plenty of room in every direction. Like the good butler, it is keeping its personality, its means of operation, completely hidden.
The Thesis is equipped with 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic "Comfortronic" not for 2.
For the Mondeo driver, half the refinements of the Thesis would have been enough, so long as the car was at least as good to drive. In the end, the Thesis is a means not an end in itself.
It made me think of a Mercedes SEL 6. The engine, though quieter than in any Alfa, is all you hear because road and wind noise have been quashed. Its autobox is attentive and smooth. But if driven as intended, the Thesis as a car simply disappears for both driver and passenger and instead the wealth of creature comforts come to the fore.
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